College, Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

Your first step in applying for financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Provided by the office of Federal Student Aid (a federally-funded program), this application is widely used to determine a student's eligibility to receive financial aid, what type of financial aid is available, and how much a student can receive based on their financial need.

Here at Scholarships, Inc., we use the FAFSA and Student Aid Report to determine whether a student has financial need. Both of these materials must be uploaded when filling out your application.

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Here are some helpful resources for prospective college students:

  • A basic, 101-style approach to understanding the FAFSA and federal financial aid: bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa
  • To file a FAFSA, or to learn more about it, visit: fafsa.ed.gov
  • College Goal Wisconsin: If you're ready to apply for college & scholarships, you'll want to check out a FREE local financial aid application seminar for students who will attend college in the fall. Events are held throughout Wisconsin; visit collegegoalwi.org to learn more!
  • Need college planning advice? Search College Board's database of colleges to find out all about the schools you're considering, including demographics, cost, housing, diversity, etc. Also explore financial aid, majors, careers, standardized testing, and lots more. This is a great resource for all things college! Visit bigfuture.collegeboard.org and start today.
  • Free online standardized test prep (ACT & GRE): number2.com
  • Helpful information on financial assistance and student debt: mygreatlakes.org
  • The Princeton Review hosts a college search, admissions advice, and educational planning tools. You'll also find free standardized test prep, homework help and private tutoring resources.
  • Financial aid & scholarships available in Wisconsin. A good resource to check - you may be eligible for financial assistance that you're not aware of: heab.state.wi.us/programs
  • A huge, free national scholarship database: fastweb.com
  • A listing of schlarships for Green Bay area students is made available by the Green Bay Area Public School District. Check this page for the 2017-18 Scholarship Guide
  • "How much will college really cost?" and other great information from The Scholarship Lady: scholarshiplady.com/advice-from-the-scholarship-lady/how-much-will-college-really-cost
  • Visit the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction's website for a scholarship database, GEAR UP & TIP grants, and a wide array of resources about financial aid and scholarships: https://dpi.wi.gov/weop
  • Educate yourself on FAFSA, saving for college and choosing the right college for you at AffordableColleges.com: affordablecolleges.com/resources/fafsa
  • Education benefits for military veterans and their family members through the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: dva.state.wi.us
  • This is a great article that outlines the process of writing a great essay: fastweb.com/student-life/articles/essay-tips-7-tips-on-writing-an-effective-essay
  • Check out this page for a snapshot view of the estimated cost to attend a Wisconsin college/university, broken down by income level: tamingthehighcostofcollege

Interested in applying for awards from Scholarships, Inc., but unable or ineligible to complete a FAFSA? Email Jenny Tice at jtice@scholarshipsinc.org to get started.

Scholarship opportunities for soon-to-be high school grads:

  • Go to your high school's student services/guidance office to inquire about scholarships that are available for incoming college freshmen. Most high schools collect information on TONS of scholarship opportunities - you just have to ask for it!
  • Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity scholarship: bbb.org
  • Wisconsin Education Association Council scholarships: weac.org
  • Wisconsin Lab Association scholarship: wisconsinlabassociation.org
  • The American Legion Department of Wisconsin scholarships: wilegion.org
  • Cellcom scholarship (application typically posted in December): cellcom.com
  • American Legion Auxiliary scholarships: amlegionauxwi.org
  • Wisconsin League for Nursing scholarships: wisconsinwln.org
  • Junior Achievement scholarships: wisconsin.ja.org
  • Scholarships funded through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation: ggbcf.org
  • Wisconsin Title I Association scholarship: wt1a.com
  • Wisconsin Professional Police Association scholarship: wppa.com
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science scholarships: ascls-wi.org
  • Horatio Alger Wisconsin Scholarship: scholars.horatioalger.org
  • Wisconsin Restaurant Association scholarship: wirestaurant.org
  • Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin scholarships: wspe.org
  • Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation: mexicanfiesta.org
  • Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association scholarship: wsta.info
  • Ab Nicholas Scholarship Foundation basketball scholarship: abnicholasscholars.org
  • Wisconsin Trappers' Association scholarships: wistrap.org
  • Wisconsin Water Association scholarships: wiawwa.org
  • Scholarships for cancer survivors (and other scholarship opportunities) posted on the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin website: chw.org
  • Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired scholarship: wcblind.org
  • Society of Women Engineers Scholarships: societyofwomenengineers.swe.org
  • NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships: nshssfoundation.org
  • Green Home Improvement Scholarship: homeadvisor.com
  • American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards: apa.org
  • US News Scholarship Search insider: usnews.com
  • Lots of scholarships listed here for high school students & current college students: scholarships.com
  • Door County Scholarship Network is a scholarship search engine for students in/around Door County in Wisconsin: doorcountyscholarships.org
  • Rover.com scholarship: rover.com
  • Future Innovators scholarships: studysoup.com
  • Women in Technology scholarship: studysoup.com
  • Visit CollegeNET.com and search a huge database of scholarships. Search by just one keyword, or narrow your results and search by state, school, area of interest, extracurricular activity, etc. Check out all the other great college resources while you're there, too: collegenet.com
  • Check out GoodCall.com to search for scholarships: goodcall.com
  • Submit a brief essay about eco-friendly homes in the US: householdquotes.co.uk
  • Altrusa International, Green Bay chapter scholarship: greenbay.altrusa.org
  • Fox River Scholarship Center is a scholarship search engine for students in/around the Fox River Valley in Wisconsin: foxriverscholarshipcenter.org
  • Management Women scholarships: managementwomen.org
  • Alcohol Addiction Awareness essay contest: alcorehab.org
  • United Negro College Fund scholarships: scholarships.uncf.org
  • UWGB Phuture Phoenix scholarship: wisconsinpublicservice.com/company/scholarships/phoenix
  • WPS Technical College schlarships: wisconsinpublicservice.com/company/scholarships/witech
  • If your parent works at Wisconsin Public Service, apply for their scholarship here: wisconsinpublicservice.com
  • American Legion State of Wisconsin scholarship: wilegion.org
  • Scholarships for soon-to-be UW-Madison or MATC students: deltathetasigma.com/scholarship
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society: nationalmssociety.org
  • Financial aid, including scholarships, for Wisconsin students from the Higher Educational Aids Board: heab.state.wi.us/programs
  • Monthly scholarship opportunities: coursehero.com/scholarships
  • A listing of schlarships for Green Bay area students is made available by the Green Bay Area Public School District. Check this page for the current year Scholarship Guide
  • Headed to UWGB in the fall? Check out their scholarships just for incoming freshmen: uwgb.edu/scholarships/new-freshmen
  • Headed to UW-Madison in the fall? The Brown County chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association has a scholarship just for Brown County students who will attend UW-Madison: chapters.uwalumni.com/browncounty/scholarships
  • Environmental Science/Conservation majors: browncountyiwla
  • A great, big database of scholarships (search by state or national): scholarshipamerica.org
  • The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association offers scholarships for students seeking a degree in media or a related field: wbafoundation.org/student-scholarship-program
  • A list of scholarships for students in Northeast Wisconsin, provided by Unison Credit Union: unisoncu.org
  • Check out this list of targeted scholarships offered by the Horatio Alger Association. These are for students attending a certain college/university or studying a specific major/field: scholars.horatioalger.org
  • A page full of available scholarships for nursing students: bsneducation.com
  • Complete two essays for your shot at a $3,000 scholarship: ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
  • Members of the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs can apply for their scholarship here: awsc.org
  • The Wisconsin Baker's Association has two scholarships available for students pursuing a baking/pastry arts-related field: wibakers.com
  • The Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship is a four-year, $10,000 scholarship for students pursuing an agriculture career that will benefit a rural Wisconsin community: lutsey.org/apply
  • Complete an essay on a topic relating to town government to be considered for one of seven scholarships from the Wisconsin Towns Association: wisctowns.com/resources/scholarship
  • If you'll study insurance or a related field in college, check out scholarships from the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin: piaw.org/index.php/scholarships
  • The Wisconsin Electronic Security Association has two scholarships for students whose parents are full-time, active members of a Wisconsin police or fire department: wiesa.org
  • Members of UW Credit Union can apply for the Community Values Scholarship Program: uwcu.org/about-us/community-values-scholarship
  • If you'll major in mathematics education or have a mathematics concentration at the elementary or middle level, Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation has a scholarship for you:wmefonline.org/arne-engebretsen-scholarship
  • If you're a Dreamer (under DACA) apply for scholarships with TheDream.Us: thedream.us

Resources & scholarship opportunities for students who are already in college:

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. See your Student Services office or Financial Aid Office for more scholarship search resources.